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JFK encourages Americans to build bomb shelters in 1961 A family

JFK encourages Americans to build bomb shelters in 1961 A family


JFK urges Americans to build bomb shelters, Oct. 6, 1961

JFK urges Americans to build nuclear bomb shelters, Oct. 6, 1961

JFK encourages Americans to build bomb shelters in 1961. I was jealous because my girlfriend's family had one!!!

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A Look Back at America's Fallout Shelter Fatuation



In 1961, LIFE extolled the benefits of building a basement bomb shelter out of pre-cast concrete blocks. Estimated materials cost not to exceed $200.

Hardware stores gave demonstrations on bomb shelter construction and sold building plans. They even explained that their plans were fully approved by the ...

1961 Fallout Shelter (Anyone trying to light up a cigarette in MY shelter is getting thrown out to the Zombies!)

Customers in the electronics section of a department store watch as JFK addresses the nation, October 22, 1962.Ralph Crane/Time-Life Pictures/Getty

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Popular Mechanics build your own shelter plans.

JFK discusses Berlin crisis 1961

Fear of nuclear annihilation scarred children growing up in the Cold War, studies later showed

Public drills to prepare citizens for a nuclear attack weren't enough. Americans started building fallout shelters.

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Family Fallout Shelter on display for sale, 1960.


Congress, instead, voted to allocate $169 million to identify suitable public buildings, erect fallout shelter signs on them, and fully stock them with ...

This Day in History - October 6, 1961 Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters. President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advises American ...

Fallout shelter illustration. Illustration by Etienne Cipriani

The Headline read, “The Drive for Mass Shelters: New Facts You Must Know About Fallout.”

Guests inspect bomb shelter in Hal Hayes's house.

Men install fallout shelter sign in Chicago. (Credit: Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis

An excerpt from the book “Better Homes & Bunkers: The Fallout Shelter for the Nuclear Family” by Susan Roy: Design Observer

Reliving the nuclear worry

In 1962, President Kennedy watches B-52 bombers in FLorida as their pilots show their readiness for war. General Curtis LeMay, the Air Force chief of staff ...

Nuclear Fallout Shelter Sign on the 2nd floor of the Mathematics Building, Columbia University

A nuclear fallout shelter went untouched for 55 years. It might come in handy now

Americans Are Unprepared for a Nuclear Attack

A picture of President John F. Kennedy sitting, circa 1961.

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1961 – President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advised American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the ...

An inventory being taken of fallout shelter supplies NARA


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Signs like these would let you know where public fallout shelters were located.

Postcard 1950s Bomb Shelter Construction, Loomis Dean Photo, 1951 Life Magazine, Unmarked 4.25 x 6

Wisconsin family finds fallout shelter fully stocked

One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture (American History and Culture): Kenneth D. Rose: 9780814775233: Amazon.com: Books

A fallout shelter being furnished with Civil Defense survival rations NARA

Duck and cover

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Some homeowners went beyond basic functionality and built larger, more elaborate bomb shelters so their family could wait out a nuclear attack in style and ...

The Berlin Crisis, 1961 JFK vowed to never give up access to West Berlin.

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61 Kennedy responded by activating reservists, conducting massive military buildup, and encouraging Americans to build fallout shelters

Cover of the booklet, Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack (left), and a picture of a National Fallout Shelter Survey sign (right).

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A family during an atomic war drill in the 1950s. (John Dominis/Life Picture Collection via Getty Images)

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This story is about my visit to the Kennedy Bunker, an underground fallout shelter in Florida. The shelter was built in December 1961 before President John ...


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A replica of Sputnik 1 (left), and the cover of the informational booklet The Family Fallout Shelter (right).

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1961 – National Fallout Shelter Survey

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An illustration of proposed civilian fallout shelter plans NARA

If the Bomb Falls: A Recorded Guide to Survival [ 1961, TOPS Records ]

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There have been hundreds of accidents involving nuclear weapons since 1945.

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In 1961, a U.S.-organized invasion of 1,400 Cuban exiles is defeated by Castro&


Shelters make us uneasy. They expose human fragility while also tangibly channeling human resilience. There's an intrinsic antithesis between the safety of ...

DVD cover image of the 1983 film The Day After (left), and the Shelter Management Handbook (right).

A Deep Earth Bunker with stairs.

On the Presidential Coat of Arms, the American eagle holds in his right talon the olive branch, while in his left he holds a bundle of arrows.

After all, he did live, for the most part, a relatively ordinary life, in spite of being the Prince of America's Camelot.



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A replica of Sputnik 1 (left), and the cover of the informational booklet The Family Fallout Shelter (right).

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Beverly Wysocki, top, and Marie Graskamp, at side, emerge from a new family-type bomb shelter on display Sept. 12, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The shelter ...


Nelson Rockefeller shows off a nuclear fallout shelter, including its 200 cots and

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Most fallout shelters were built in the late 1950s and early 1960s. President John Kennedy, in 1961, encouraged Americans to build personal fallout shelters ...

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Europe settled into an uneasy stand-off, symbolised by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

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